Ang COMELEC National Board of Canvassers sa proclamation ng mga natitira pang mga partylists nitong Martes. (UNTV News)
MANILA, Philippines — Iprinoklama na rin ng Commission on Elections (COMELEC) ang iba pang nanalong party-list groups nitong Martes.
Sa isinagawang en banc session kahapon, iniutos ni COMELEC Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. na isama sa computation ang lahat ng discrepancies, zero votes at nalalabing certificates of canvass upang maging sakto ang bilang sa isasagawang proklamasyon.
Sa botong 1,265,992, nakakuha ng tatlong pwesto sa 16th congress ang Buhay partylist.
Una nang idineklara ng COMELEC noong Mayo 24 ang pagka-panalo ng Buhay partylist kasama ang 13 partylist groups na nakakuha ng tig-dadalawang pwesto at ang mga ito ay ang ss:
3. Bayan Muna
7. Ako Bicol
8. OFW Family
14. An Waray
Nakakuha naman ng tig-iisang upuan sa kongreso ang mga sumusunod na partylist groups:
38. Ang Nars
Samantala, target naman ng COMELEC na iproklama sa mga susunod na araw ang 5 pang grupo na nakakuha ng pwesto. (UNTV News)
MANILA, Philippines — The daughter of slain Anakpawis chairman Randall ‘Ka Randy’ Echanis was arrested on Wednesday (December 2) in Barangay Carupian in Baggao, Cagayan, Anakpawis Party-list said in a post on Facebook.
According to the group, Amanda Lacaba Echanis was arrested along with her one-month-old newborn son at 8:30 AM and was charged with illegal possession of firearms, ammunition and explosives.
Anakpawis claims the arrest was illegal and that the arms seized were all planted.
The arrest coincided with the raid of the house of Anakpawis Cagayan Valley Chairman Isabelo “Buting” Adviento in the same municipality in Cagayan.
According to the initial report from the Philippine National Police (PNP), members of the PNP Regional Office 2 and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) served the search warrant against Echanis which resulted in the confiscation of a number of high powered firearms and explosives.
The PNP said Echanis is identified in police records as the finance officer of the group’s West Front – Komiteng Probinsya ng Kagayan (KOMPROB) Cagayan, a subgroup of the CPP-NPA operating in the Cagayan Valley Region.
Anakpawis said it vehemently denounces the illegal arrest of Echanis and persecution of Adviento.
“We assert that Echanis was arrested on planted evidence. She just gave birth to her first child,” the post said.
“We call on her immediate and unconditional release on just, humanitarian grounds,” it added.
MANILA, Philippines — Bayan Muna Party-list Rep. Eufemia Campos Cullamat condemned what she called a “desecration” of her daughter’s remains by the military.
Cullamat’s 20-year-old daughter, Jevilyn Cullamat was killed in an encounter between the military and the New People’s Army (NPA) in Surigao del Sur.
The lawmaker reiterated that she respects her daughter’s decision to join the NPA but slammed the military for taking a photo of Jevilyn’s remains along with other paraphernalia recovered by soldiers.
“Mariin kong kinokondena ang ginawang pambabastos at pambababoy sa labi ng aking anak. Hindi siya bagay, hindi siya isang tropeo na ipaparada para lamang sa propaganda ng militar (I strongly condemn the desecration and disrespect toward my daughter’s remains. She is not an object or a trophy that will be paraded for military propaganda),” she said in a statement.
Kilusang Mayo Uno also condemned the “desecration of the dead” and has appealed to the media to stop posting the images.
“We appeal to the media to refrain from posting pictures of what is clearly the military’s desecration of the dead,” their statement reads.
Meanwhile, the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NPA-ELCAC) has sent its condolences to Cullamat’s family.
Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana also called on the other members of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and NPA to surrender to the government.
“The death of 22 year-old armed rebel Jevilyn Cullamat during an encounter between the New People’s Army (NPA) and government forces is a grim reminder of the effects of the fruitless armed coflict perpetrated by these communist terrorist groups,” he said.
“We call on our representatives in the Makabayan Bloc and all those who condone the atrocities committed by the NPA to denounce the divisive ideology that destroys lives and property,” he added. AAC
MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has nominated Davao del Norte Provincial Election Supervisor Aimee Ferolino-Ampoloquio as commissioner of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), Malacañang said Thursday.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte signed Ampoloquio’s nomination on Nov. 24.
“With her vast experience in election matters, Ms. Ampoloquio, would certainly contribute in ensuring our elections would be honest, orderly, peaceful, and credible,” Roque said in a statement.
The poll body has welcomed the nomination of Ampoloquio.
She will fill the position of COMELEC Commissioner Al Parreño who retired last February.
Should the Commission on Appointments approve her nomination, Ampoloquio will serve as Commissioner for a term expiring on February 2, 2027.
Lawyer Ampoloquio first joined COMELEC in 1994 as an emergency laborer then became an election assistant for 12 years.
She also served as an election officer in the First District of Davao City for a decade before she became the Provincial Election Supervisor of Davao del Norte.
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